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Global Trump says '100%' ready to shut down Mexico border
Author: 0 Trump says '100%' ready to shut down Mexico border

The trading relationship between the USA and Mexico is so intricate that many grocers supplement their US produce with imports from Mexico throughout the year, depending on consumer demand, says Richard Owen, a vice president at Produce Marketing Association, which represents companies that supply fresh produce and flowers.

Global Whistleblower: Trump White House reversed security clearance denials
Author: 0 Whistleblower: Trump White House reversed security clearance denials

Elijah Cummings , chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is determined to investigate. Ms. Newbold told the committee's staff members that the clearance applications had been denied for a variety of reasons, including "foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct", the memo said.

Global Judge Blocks Trump's Small-Business Health Insurance Plan
Author: 0 Judge Blocks Trump's Small-Business Health Insurance Plan

At White House urging, the Justice Department will support the Texas judge and argue that all of "Obamacare" must go. Four in ten voters in 2018 said health care was the most important issue facing the country, according to a CNN exit poll, as they swept a wave of Democratic lawmakers into office to give Democrats the majority in the House of Representatives.

Global Xenophobic attacks break out in Durban, SA
Author: 0 Xenophobic attacks break out in Durban, SA

South Africa's foreign minister has called an urgent meeting with ambassadors following attacks against foreigners in Durban. Several messages are doing the rounds, warning of protests against the employment of foreign nationals in South Africa.

Global UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay
Author: 0 UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay

Britain has until April 12 to tell the European Union whether it will extend the delay, cancel Brexit or go through without a deal. "This is not enough time to agree, legislate for and ratify a deal, and yet the House has been clear it will not permit leaving without a deal".

Global Turn off your lights for
Author: 0 Turn off your lights for "Earth Hour"

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019 . "We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And we could be the last that can do anything about it", the charity said. "To do this, we all need to switch on our efforts towards a more sustainable future".

Global US lawsuit filed against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash
Author: 0 US lawsuit filed against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

The newspaper said the consensus among investigators was revealed during a briefing at the US Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday. Both crashes killed a combined 346 people and are being investigated by teams of worldwide experts led by the countries where the flights originated.

Global House Democrats Fail To Override Trump’s Veto On Border Crisis
Author: 0 House Democrats Fail To Override Trump’s Veto On Border Crisis

House Democrats had hoped the strong showing of GOP support in the Senate might prompt more Republicans to support the veto override than had initially voted for the resolution. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan notified Congress Monday night that it was shifting $1 billion from military readiness money over to the drug interdiction account, where it could be used for wall-building.

Global Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando
Author: 0 Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando

The Boeing 737 Max was grounded by USA officials two weeks ago following the second deadly crash involving the series of planes. The Transportation Department is now investigating how the FAA certified the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and approved the MCAS system.

Global Israel sends reinforcements to Gaza border after rocket attack
Author: 0 Israel sends reinforcements to Gaza border after rocket attack

Saturday marks the first anniversary of Palestinian protests and clashes along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. It said a 50-year-old woman was moderately wounded and the others, including an infant, were slightly injured. Israel's military said they were launched by Hamas, but later there were Israeli media reports that the army's preliminary assessment was that they had been fired by mistake during maintenance work.

Global Trump says Mueller investigation report should be made public
Author: 0 Trump says Mueller investigation report should be made public

The only way that the American public will trust the conclusions of the Mueller investigation is if the report is made public. In fact, Trump's now openly demanding that the "ridiculous" report, which Mueller is expected to deliver to Attorney General William Barr "any day now", be released to the public.

Global Alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty
Author: 0 Alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

He was charged with 30 counts, including criminal mailing of explosives and use of weapons of mass destruction. In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dropped a charge that carried a mandatory life sentence. "I'm extremely sorry", he said. The first bomb was discovered October 22 in a padded envelope in a mailbox at an estate in New York City's northern suburbs owned by the billionaire George Soros , a liberal political activist and frequent subject of conspiracy theories.

Global Security forces detain Guaidó aide as tensions rise in Venezuela
Author: 0 Security forces detain Guaidó aide as tensions rise in Venezuela

Marrero recorded a voice message as SEBIN agents were trying to enter his home in Caracas' upscale Las Mercedes neighborhood, which Guaido's press team forwarded to reporters. Even now, Mr. Marrero is being held against his will in an undisclosed location. The Venezuelan authorities said they had disrupted the activities of a terror cell that had planned to stage a number of attacks, adding that it could have hired mercenaries from Colombia or Central America to attempt to assassinate ...

Global Robert Mueller submits Russian Federation report
Author: 0 Robert Mueller submits Russian Federation report

The House on March 14 voted 420-0, with four conservative Republican lawmakers voting "present", to approve a non-binding resolution urging Barr to make public everything in Mueller's report that is not expressly prohibited by law and to provide the entire document to Congress.

Global Donald Trump to recognise Israel sovereignty over Golan Heights
Author: 0 Donald Trump to recognise Israel sovereignty over Golan Heights

The announcement hands Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a significant foreign policy victory, less than three weeks before Israelis head to the polls to decide whether he should remain in power. Neither made any public comment at the site. Neither were accompanied by Israeli leaders during the hugely symbolic visits. "I think it's symbolic that a senior American official go there with a PM of Israel", he added, calling it "a place that's important to many faiths".

Global Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, critically wounded in terror attack, dies
Author: 0 Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, critically wounded in terror attack, dies

After stabbing the soldier, the terrorist managed to seize his rifle and immediately opened fire on passing vehicles, hitting an Israeli motorist. Medics said they evacuated two Israeli men, aged 16 and 20, to hospital with both suffering bullet wounds and in serious condition.

Global Ethiopian, Lion Air crashes bear resemblance
Author: 0 Ethiopian, Lion Air crashes bear resemblance

Interpol and Blake Emergency Services, hired by Ethiopian Airlines , will work with Ethiopian police and health officials to identify the bodies, Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia's Minister of Transport said on Saturday. Last week, airlines across the planet began grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, though it took a few days longer for the FAA to ground 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9 jets flying with US airlines (making the USA the last major country to do so ).

Global New Zealand Shootings: Country Announces Sweeping Gun Law Reforms
Author: 0 New Zealand Shootings: Country Announces Sweeping Gun Law Reforms

Tarrant, described by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as an "extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist", will re-appear in court on April 5. A Washington Post search of keywords related to the event, such as " New Zealand ", surfaced a long list of videos, many of which were lengthy and uncensored views of the massacre.

Global Malaysians killed, many injured by earthquake-triggered landslide on Lombok
Author: 0 Malaysians killed, many injured by earthquake-triggered landslide on Lombok

The deputy chief editor of Sin Chew Daily Tai Siew Kim was reportedly killed today in an natural disaster which hit Lombok, Indonesia. "All the other Malaysians affected by the incident have been rescued". JAKARTA, March 18 ― The second Malaysian killed in the quake-triggered landslide in Lombok, Indonesia, yesterday, has been identified as Lim Sai Wah, also a woman.

Global Christchurch mosque shooting victims mourned by loved ones as funerals begin
Author: 0 Christchurch mosque shooting victims mourned by loved ones as funerals begin

Authorities have declined to discuss potential motives for the attack that killed 49 people and injured dozens more. Tarrant said nothing, entered no plea to the charge and did not apply to have his name withheld. Two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and lever-action gun were used in the attacks. "While work is being done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun licence and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now - our gun laws will ...

Global New Zealand Shooter Planned to Continue Attack When Police Caught Him - PM
Author: 0 New Zealand Shooter Planned to Continue Attack When Police Caught Him - PM

Wearing a white prison suit, Tarrant appeared handcuffed and barefoot. He did not apply for bail or to have his name suppressed and has been remanded in custody without plea until April 5. "FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi has condemned in the strongest terms the tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch , New Zealand ". Two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and lever-action gun were used in the attacks.

Global Christchurch shooting suspect appears in New Zealand court
Author: 0 Christchurch shooting suspect appears in New Zealand court

On Saturday, the prime minister said the "primary perpetrator" in the shootings was a licensed gun owner and legally acquired the five guns used. Forty-one were killed at the al-Noor mosque, while seven died at the Linwood mosque. There will likely be additional charges , reported CBC News, but the police have yet to release details of what they may be. Police said they were not searching for any other suspects but stressed the investigation remained fluid.

Global Ilhan Omar's Daughter Leading Climate Change School Walkouts in U.S.
Author: 0 Ilhan Omar's Daughter Leading Climate Change School Walkouts in U.S.

Greta Thunberg, in August a year ago, became the face of a "school strike" outside the Swedish parliament building . As he put it, "The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution". The green activist has been to rallies across the continent to promote her message on climate change and inspired worldwide protests . If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai , who was 17 when she received the prize.

Global California governor halts death penalty: 'I couldn't sleep'
Author: 0 California governor halts death penalty: 'I couldn't sleep'

The 737 inmates on the largest death row in the United States will not be executed after the Governor of California said the sentence was "wrong" and "a failure" that has sometimes killed innocent people. In 1986, voters essentially recalled California Chief Justice Rose Bird and two other associate Supreme Court justices appointed by former Gov. The California moratorium will become the fourth in the nation, following similar ones issued under Democratic governors in Oregon, Colorado, ...

Global Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-un's half-brother freed by court
Author: 0 Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-un's half-brother freed by court

She flew to Kuala Lumpur a week before Kim Jong Nam's slaying on February 13, 2017. "Thank you to the Malaysian government for releasing me". Speaking at the Indonesian embassy in Malaysia, Indonesian Justice Minister Yasonna Laoly reeled off a list of figures in government - from President Joko Widodo to the foreign minister - who had pushed for Aisyah's release.

Global Trump's Record $4.7 Trillion Budget Relies on Strong Growth
Author: 0 Trump's Record $4.7 Trillion Budget Relies on Strong Growth

The Democratic chair of the House budget committee, John Yarmuth of Kentucky, called proposed cuts to essential services "dangerous" and said Trump had already added almost $2tn to deficits with "tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, and now it appears his budget asks the American people to pay the price".

Global Met Eireann issues weather alerts ahead of Storm Gareth
Author: 0 Met Eireann issues weather alerts ahead of Storm Gareth

A status yellow wind warning has been put out for Galway and all of Ireland as Storm Gareth approaches. Heading into tonight, an area of low pressure will bring a spell of heavy rain and showers. A band of heavy rain will also push south-eastwards, and will be followed by heavy showers during Tuesday and Wednesday. The forecast also details spells of snow early on Sunday morning over some central and northwestern parts of the United Kingdom, while high winds will affect southern England.

Global Clock Talk: The Story Behind Daylight Saving Time
Author: 0 Clock Talk: The Story Behind Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time sets in at 2 a.m. Sunday, so that means we all lose an hour of sleep while gaining an extra hour of evening sunlight as we "spring forward". The Germans thought having more daylight hours would help conserve energy. The U.S. followed suit during World Wars I and II. To understand both sides of the issue, it's best to start at the beginning, with the origins of Daylight Saving Time .

Global Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Poll dates likely to be announced today
Author: 0 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Poll dates likely to be announced today

The JK political parties had pitched state and Lok Sabha polls be held simeltaneously before a panel of commission, which visited the state last week. Since the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has been dissolved, the EC is bound to hold fresh polls there as well within a six-month period, which will end in May.

Global Donald Trump brands Democrats an 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-Jewish' party
Author: 0 Donald Trump brands Democrats an 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-Jewish' party

Omar told Democratic House leadership earlier in the week that she was prepared to vote in favor of a resolution created to condemn her own remarks on Israel, two senior congressional aides told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. "I was saying how Trump is different from Obama, and why we should focus on policy not politics", she said in the tweet. She later noted that she had taken Omar's comments about dual loyalty to be referring to Rubio, who is not Jewish.

Global Will 'soon' respond to Indian dossier on JeM: Pak FO
Author: 0 Will 'soon' respond to Indian dossier on JeM: Pak FO

It is unfortunate that Pakistan still continues to deny JeM's own claim of carrying out the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, he said. Those arrested so far include JeM head Masood Azhar's brother Abdul Rauf Asghar and son Hammad Azhar. "As was stated during the Joint Press Conference on February 28, the Indian navy remains deployed as necessary to protect National Maritime Interests", a statement issued by Indian navy said.

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